According to a new study from Canalys, PC shipments in Western Europe in the first quarter reached 16.1 million units, representing a 48% year-over-year growth. The analyst said that despite component shortages and strong demand for PCs to enable working from home, the supply chain is in better shape than in the first quarter of 2020, when COVID-19 suddenly took it all. stopped.
HP recorded the highest number of shipments with 4.1 million units, accounting for 26% market share and Lenovo 4.0 million shipments, representing 25% market share. In the next three locations were Dell, Apple and Acer which held market shares of 14%, 10% and 9% respectively. Of these, Apple experienced the strongest growth, up 127% year-on-year. Canalys said the new M1 chipset was a major sales driver for new Macs.
Commenting on Apple’s success in Western Europe, Trang Pham, research analyst at Canalys, said:
“Apple’s success makes sense, as Western Europe has an existing Mac user base, high disposable income, and a strong community of tech enthusiasts and early adopters. Apple’s recent decision to design its own processors shows its ambition. It also mirrors Intel’s lagging SoC process with 5nm and 3nm chips. By working directly with TSMC, Apple was able to bring 5nm to the Mac much earlier. “
As we come out of the pandemic, Canalys does not believe that we will return to the world as it was before the pandemic. Instead, it sees employees doing more remote work, which will keep PC demand high. Over the next 12 months, Canalys does not expect the PC supply to match the “sustained surge in demand”.